Lower East Side, Curator in Residence: IFAC Arts
Currently on view at The Yard: Lower East Side
paintings by Christopher Hart Chambers & sculptures by Linus Corragio
Curated by IFAC Arts
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
IFAC Arts and The Yard Lower East Side is proud to present a dynamic duo exhibition featuring the works of renowned downtown artists Christopher Hart Chambers and Linus Coraggio.
The exhibition is a celebration of the unique and diverse talents of these two artists, who have been instrumental in shaping the downtown underground art scene since the 1980’s. Chambers (AVANT Street Art Guerrilla Collective) and Coraggio (Rivington School) have known each other for decades, and this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see their work displayed together, revealing a powerful synergy of artistic expression. The exhibition will display an array of pieces, including Chambers’ evocative paintings and Coraggio’s iconic steel assemblages.
This convergence of creative minds promises to captivate and inspire, shedding light on the profound impact their works have had on the world of art. Christopher Hart Chambers diverse body of work incorporates sculpture, painting, and mixed media. His work is characterized by the exploration of the unconscious mind and its impact on the human experience. Known for his intricate, vivid, and thought- provoking pieces, Chambers delves into the unknown and brings forth a world of surreal imagery and profound meaning.
Linus Coraggio, a pioneer of the 3D graffiti movement and a celebrated sculptor, creates urban-inspired artworks that challenge conventional norms. His signature “Ramifications” series features welded steel sculptures, drawing from his experiences growing up in New York City. Coraggio’s work is characterized by raw, industrial materials that evoke a sense of urban decay, yet also possess a unique beauty and intricacy that reflect the resilience of the city and its inhabitants.
For more information and to inquire about purchasing a piece, visit the IFAC website here.
VISIT THE SHOW:
The show will be on display at The Yard: Lower East Side Floors 2-3 (85 Delancey Street, New York, NY) from March 10, 2023-June 3, 2023. Please stop by and visit the show Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:30 pm during business hours. Artist Reception on Thursday, April 6th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
The International Fine Arts Consortium is an independent curatorial platform and agency founded in 1996, and brings more than 25 years of experience working with top auction houses, international art fairs, private dealers, galleries, curators, and most importantly artists to assisted in the acquisition and sales of primary and secondary market artworks and has consulted for public and private art collections, institutions, estates, and archives.
Founded by the artist Lee Wells (b.1971), a conceptual artist, curator and writer whose work ranges from painting, drawing and photography, to video and new media, Lee’s work focuses primarily on dialogues surrounding systems of power and control in society. Lee was the first curator to put art on The Yard’s walls and was at the forefront of the inception of The Yard’s Art Program alongside, the program’s founder Michaeline Sander.
IFAC has globally exhibited the works of 1000’s of emerging and established artists in 100’s of exhibitions, screenings, performances and events. Some prestegious institutions and festivals include the Venice Biennale, Guggenheim Museum, NCCA Moscow, Mykonos Biennale, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, PS1/MoMA, The Hermatage Museum, Arlington National Cemetary, Liverpool Biennale, Lincoln Center, and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. IFAC projects have also been featured in more than 30 international art fairs including: Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show, Art Cologne, Art Chicago, Scope Art Shows, Volta, Pulse, Palm Beach Contemporary, Art Miami, Art Hamptons, New York Print Fair, Art of the 20th Century, Circa Puerto Rico.
In October 2015 IFAC launched a satalite studio/project space at GALAXIA 11 in the Neo Kosmos neighborhood of Athens Greece.
For all press inquiries or to inquire about a tour of the show, please contact Lee Wells: +1 646 863 1009 // email@example.com